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Fingerprints Don't Lie (1951)

Approved  |   |  Crime, Drama  |  23 February 1951 (USA)
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The killing of Mayor Palmer is being placed on Paul Moody by fingerprint expert Jim Stover as Moody's prints were found on the murder weapon. When reporter Brad Evans places doubt in ... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
Richard Travis ...
James Stover
Sheila Ryan ...
Carolyn Palmer
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Hypo Dorton
Tom Neal ...
Prosecuting Attorney
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Nadine Connell
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Police Lt. Grayson
Michael Whalen ...
Police Commissioner Frank Kelso
Richard Emory ...
Paul Moody
Dee Tatum ...
Connie Duval
George Eldredge ...
King Sullivan
Rory Mallinson ...
Brad Evans
Karl 'Killer' Davis ...
Rod Barenger (as Karl Davis)
Zon Murray ...
Defense Attorney
Syra Marty ...
Syra, the Blonde Model (as Syra)
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The killing of Mayor Palmer is being placed on Paul Moody by fingerprint expert Jim Stover as Moody's prints were found on the murder weapon. When reporter Brad Evans places doubt in Stover's mind that the fingerprints were Moodys, he decides to investigate further with the help of the mayor's daughter Carolyn. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Re-titled and edited down to less than 30 minutes, it was sold to television in the early 1950s as part of a syndicated half-hour mystery show. See more »

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This Is Not That Bad Of A Movie
12 May 2007 | by (Lakewood, California) – See all my reviews

The movie concerns a young man (Emory) who stands accused of murdering the mayor over a dispute between the two. After being crucified by a police fingerprint expert (Travis) who testified that his fingerprints were all over the murder weapon, the condemned man pins his only hope for proving his innocence on the daughter of the murder victim and the very man whose testimony could send him to the gas chamber!

The writer who previously reviewed this movie and said this movie is worse than Plan 9 From Outer Space was totally wrong. Although this movie was a low budget movie, it wasn't really a bad movie at all.

One more thing. The writer said that he recalled that a scene from a railroad station showed smoke going the wrong way. That's funny as there wasn't any railroad scene in this movie. I guess he must have had it confused with another movie.


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